Faced with public outcry over chronic power cuts and rising pollution, Iranian officials have targeted energy-intensive cryptocurrency mining farms. But are they just a scapegoat?
Dramatic images on Sunday of protesters in the port city of Bristol tearing down a statue of 17th century slave trader Edward Colston and throwing it into the harbour inspired campaigners in Oxford to seize the moment.
One small step for man and one giant leap for the commercial space industry.
People are buying up gold as an investment, and trying to stave off inflation as the pandemic wreaks havoc on economies.
Sport can play a large role in the recovery after the coronavirus pandemic, and has proven its worth in the past.
The Kremlin is positioning itself as indispensable to Sudan while it bids to increase its sway over Africa and Muslim countries.
Many believe the recent ousting of Bolivian President Evo Morales is a consequence of his tight controls over the country's lithium resources.
The news agency dpa reported that police estimated more than 2,000 people took part Saturday at sites near Cottbus and Leipzig and that some of the demonstrators scuffled with police.
Pakistan's neglected Thar desert region suffers from every development hurdle you can name, but its recently accelerated growth is leaving its residents further behind.
It was the third deadly attack suffered by the Canadian firm Semafo in 15 months in the West African country, which is battling growing violence.
Congolese women entered the mining sector in the late 90s and ever since they have been fighting discrimination, superstition and outdated customs, while they successfully bring more and more women into the workforce.
The accident happened at around 2pm in Kampene, 180 kilometres south of town of Kindu, when "dozens of people, including children and pregnant women" were at work on the site, a civil society campaigner said.
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